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Vets warned about VA look-a-likes

The Department of Veterans Affairs cautioned veterans week to be wary of organizations not affiliated with VA gathering veterans' personal information and providing benefit and general services information.

December 06, 2010 | Special to the News | Military


Colonial holiday at Fort Morris

On Saturday, Dec. 11, visitors to Fort Morris State Historic Site will celebrate the holidays as they were observed during the country's colonial period, long before Rudolf and malls were around.

December 06, 2010 | Special to the News | Things to Do


Wreaths for vets in Glennville cemetery

Georgia Veterans Memorial Cemetery will host Wreaths Across America, a holiday wreath-laying ceremony, at noon Saturday, Dec. 11 to honor and remember the nation's veterans. The Bonaventure Society, Children of the American Revolution is coordinating the event to pay tribute to veterans of each branch of the military, the Merchant Marines, prisoners of war and those still missing in action.

December 06, 2010 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


I think I'm home for now

It had been a while since I'd made it back home to Iowa. The 40-degree temperatures had me dreaming of an 80-degree November and fans instead of fireplaces. It's only recently come to my attention that Georgia has truly become home.

December 06, 2010 | By Joselynn McKenna Columnist | Columnists


Christmas flotilla lights up Ogeechee

Richmond Hill's celebration of the holidays continued Saturday evening with the Ogeechee Boat Parade.

December 04, 2010 | | News


City celebrates holidays with parade

December 04, 2010 | | News


Wildcat wrestlers move to 3-0

For the second time this week, the unbeaten Richmond Hill High School wrestling took down Glynn Academy. The Wildcats won nine out of five matches, scoring five pins.

December 04, 2010 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Sports


Richmond Hill keeps warm with chili

The Richmond Hill annual Chili Cook-off was held Friday evening at J.F. Gregory Park.

December 03, 2010 | | News


1st HBCT troops continue to flow home

Excited but cold, 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team soldiers' loved ones waited in the warmth of their vehicles before venturing onto Cottrell Field in 31-degree weather early Thursday morning. The group of about 350 troops returned to Fort Stewart at dawn, ready to celebrate the holiday season at home.

December 03, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Military


Holiday bazaar in Liberty County

The Dorchester Village Civic Center Inc. Board of Directors will host their second annual holiday celebration Saturday at the center in Midway. The center, formerly the Dorchester Consolidated School, recently underwent a complete renovation, which began in 2008.

December 03, 2010 | By Seraine Page Special to the News | Things to Do


Effingham victim can't ID shooter

SPRINGFIELD - The sole survivor of a fatal shooting attack that left an Effingham County father and son dead said Wednesday she does not know who shot her.

December 03, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue Special to the News | State, National News


Holiday blockbusters on horizon?

I'm still your personal film critic, but today we're going to switch things up just a little bit. Rather than review a movie that I've already seen, I'd like to preview three brand new films that will premiere this month. After all, if you don't know what's coming soon, then how will you know what to watch?

December 03, 2010 | By Sasha McBrayer Movie reviewer | Things to Do


NeSmith donates toy for every Facebook 'like'

Demere Nesmith, dealer principal of NeSmith Chevrolet Buick GMC in Claxton, announced recently that the company is launching a 15-day "Facebook FunRaiser - The Great Toy Giveaway" to benefit Toys For Tots, Backus Children's Hospital and Salvation Army. Through Dec. 15, NeSmith will donate a toy for every new person that "likes" their Facebook page: www.facebook.com/nesmithchevroletclaxton.

December 03, 2010 | Special to the News | Business


Service members urged to nominate supportive employers

ARLINGTON, Va. - Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a Department of Defense agency, announced the opening of the nomination season for the 2011 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award. Guard and Reserve service members and their families are encouraged to nominate employers who have provided exceptional support of military employees above federal law requirements.

December 03, 2010 | Special to the News | Military


Tiffany Howard named state player of the year in Class A

Bryan County High School junior Tiffany Howard has been named the state Class A player of the year by the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association.

December 02, 2010 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Sports


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Proof of Southern identity is the food

When business called my husband, Tink, back to Los Angeles, he decided to take the opportunity to have his annual check-up. When it ended, he called home.

September 02, 2014 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | Opinion


Happy birthday, mom, from Rich

It was Aug. 30, 1928, when mom was born in Kanawha County, West Virginia, just a year prior to the start of the great depression. Finney Holler is the more exact location of her birth, although it is a little hard to determine exactly where Finney Holler is or was. Not too long after she was born her family moved down the road to Big Chimney; which does happen to be on the map.

September 02, 2014 | By Rich DeLong Columnist | Opinion


We all wake up eventually

Last week, seemingly all the national news agencies reported on the American Academy of Pediatrics' new recommendation that middle and high schools start no earlier than 8:30 a.m. to help ensure older children get more sleep.

September 02, 2014 | By Hollie Moore Barnidge Columnist | Opinion


Nostalgia sells; he's not buying

Have you noticed how "nostalgia" sells? This hit me like an antique butter churn the other day as I was watching television, and so many of the commercials have incorporated "old rock" music into their marketing spiels. And we can say, "Yes I remember that one!" We might even say, "Hey, that was our song!"

September 02, 2014 | By Dwain Walden Columnist | Opinion


State certifies Montessori Preschool here

Richmond Hill Montessori Preschool on Highway 17 is the only child care in Bryan County that is a Quality Rated Program by the state Department of Early Care and Learning.

September 02, 2014 | Special to the News | News4U


Community Announcements for Sept. 2

Sept. 2 Family Promise of Bryan County will hold a general meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2, at Ellabell United Methodist Church in Ellabell. Email Aviva Rice at rubyfalls09@gmail.com for more information.

September 02, 2014 | Staff Report | Community Announcements


New Orleans cuisine at Bistro Night

Celebrate your favorite superhero in September at George P. Hays Library. There's no charge.

September 01, 2014 | Special to the News | Things to Do


Economist: Georgia's job engine humming

A Georgia State University economist is predicting that Georgia's economic growth will be solid in the coming years.

August 31, 2014 | Special to the News | Business


Carver Elementary among state's best

Students at Carver Elementary and Richmond Hill Elementary are used to doing well on test scores.

August 30, 2014 | By Jeff Whitren Bryan County News | Local news


BoE approves $55.4 million budget

The Bryan County Board of Education approved a $55.4 million 2015 budget Thursday that adds new teachers and administrators to the growing system without raising the millage rate.

August 30, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


BoE does ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

This ALS Ice Bucket Challenge thing just won't quit.

August 30, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


'Sin City: A Dame to Kill For' is decent mix of old, new

"Sin City: A Dame to Kill For" is the long-awaited sequel to the graphically stylized hit from 2005.

August 29, 2014 | By Justin Hall Movie reviewer | Things to Do


Legion poker run supports youth programs

American Legion Post 164 will host a Legion Youth Group Poker Run on Nov. 1 to help support local kids who use the Legion Post for events.

August 29, 2014 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


Rotary Club launchs Backpacks of Love

The Rotary Club of Richmond Hill has launched a program to help support approximately 70 hungry children who attend our schools and rely on the Backpacks of Love program that they do not go hungry over the weekends and during school vacations.

August 29, 2014 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


BoE extends superintendent's contract, approves budget

The Bryan County Board of Education voted Thursday to extend superintendent Dr. Paul Brooksher's contract another two years. The BoE also voted 5-2 to approve a 2015 budget of approximately $55.4 million.

August 28, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


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